petak, 19. prosinca 2014.

Autumn (outfit post) / Jesen (odjevna objava)




















Yesterday as the sun was setting in beautiful Mostar, I was reminded (probably by the mild temperature) that it is still Autumn. The climate in Herzegovina is not a lot different than to what I'm used to. Moreover, the temperature today was more than mild, it was warm. Nevertheless, I can feel the festive spirit in the air. In most religions, December has a special meaning. Perhaps, we are all looking forward to the days becoming longer or maybe just maybe there is really something magical about this month. Now, about the outfit. I'm wearing a dress that I have embroidered myself. Another thing that deserves mentioning is this lovely second hand leather bag that I was given recently (an early Christmas gift). I'll be wearing it all the time so you'll get a better view of it sooner or later...and if you're wondering about the guy standing next to me in that shot- that would be my husband. I will steal that jacket of his one of these days:).

Jučer dok je sunce zalazilo u lijepom Mostaru, blaga temperatura me je podsjetila da je još jesen. Klima u Hercegovini nije puno drukčija od one na koju sam navikla. Danas je pak temperatura bila više topla nego blaga. Svejedno, mogu osjetiti praznički ugođaj u zraku. U većini religija, prosinac ima posebno značenje. Možda se svi radujemo tome što će se dani uskoro produžiti, a možda ipak ima nešto čarobno u ovom mjesecu. Sada što se tiče odjevne kombinacije, izvodila bih samo dvije stvari, haljinu koju sam sama izvezla i second hand kožnu torbu koju sam nedavno dobila na poklon (nositi ću je stalno pa ćete je vidjeti bolje prije ili kasnije). Jedina zajednička fotografije u objavi, to bi bili ja i muž. Ukrasti ću mu tu jaknu ovih dana:).

četvrtak, 18. prosinca 2014.

DIY Christmas cards / Uradi sam božične čestitke




this one is still work in progress/ ova još nije gotova










The great thing about making your own Christmas cards (or any cards for that matter) is that you don't need to buy any supplies or materials (no need to run down to a hobby shop) , take any classes or participate in any workshops to be able to do it. You may use whatever you like, cut an image from some magazine, a piece of fabric or paper napkin and just glue it to a paper or cardboard. You might use old Christmas decorations, make up or nail-polish, anything really. I think that the most important thing is to make them personal and I believe that the person you give it to or send it to will appreciate the special effort you took to make them.

 To me it made sense to use  my own illustrations as well as to make some new ones (but you may use whatever you like). In addition, I used other things I found in my home, such as cardboard (from used packaging) , make up supplies (cotton pads or cotton balls to be more precise), glue and paper napkins (these bird printed paper napkins I bought in DM with  DIY agenda in mind and have used them in many DIY projects so I can say they really payed off).

I might do another post like this one, with more ideas, so if you're up for that don't forget to write so in the comments.

Odlična stvar kod pravljenja svojih vlastitih božičnih čestitki (ili bilo kakvih čestitki što se toga tiče) je da ne morate kupovati nikakve materijale ( ne morate trčati do hobby prodavaonice) niti pohađati neke sate ili radionice da biste to mogli napraviti. Možete koristiti što god želite, izrezati sliku iz nekog časopisa, komad tkanine ili salvete i jednostavo to zaljepiti na papir ili karton. Možete koristiti stare božične dekoracije, šminku, lak za nokte, bilo što zaista. Mislim da je najvažnija stvar učiniti ih posebnim i vjerujem da će osoba kojoj ih date ili pošaljete cijeniti poseban trud koji ste uložili da ih napravite.

Meni se činilo logičnim koristiti vlastite ilustracije kao i napraviti neke nove. Osim toga, koristila sam stvari koje sam pronašla doma, kao što je karton ( s nekih pakiranja), pamučne blazinice (ili jastučiće kako tko već kaže mada su ovo više pamučne kuglice), ljepilo i salvete (ove salvete s uzorkom ptičica sam kupila u DM-u, imajući na umu baš ovakve uradi sam projekte, dosta sam ih koristila, preslatke su i baš su mi se isplatile.)

Mogla bih napisati još jedan ovakav post, s još više ideja, pa ako vam to zanima, ne zaboravite to napisati u komentarima.

srijeda, 17. prosinca 2014.

illustration of the day (Autumn) / Ilustracija dana (Jesen)

Here is an illustration that I have completely forgotten about ( I drew it when Autumn was just starting). Since it is still officially Autumn I might as well post it. What were the trends you liked this Autumn, do you still like them and if so do you plan to wear them this Winter as well?

Evo ilustracije na koju sam sasvim zaboravila. Nacrtala sam je početkom jeseni, ali budući da je još uvijek jesen (barem službeno), mogla bi je i objaviti. Koji su vam se trendovi sviđali ove jeseni, je li vam se još uvijek sviđaju i ako da, planirate li ih nositi i ove zime?


ponedjeljak, 15. prosinca 2014.

Christmas spirit/ Božični duh







The ever present Christmas spirit has influenced my illustrations and sketches as well / Sveprisutni božični duh imao je utjecaja i na moje ilustracije i skice


my handmade jewelry , most of which was donated to be sold for a good choice/ moj ručni rad nakit, većina je donirana za prodaju u dobre svrhe


biscuits and blogging / kolačići i blogiranje


Ljubav je najveći dar / Love is the greatest gift



Happy third Advent (yesterday's outfit) / Sretan treći Advent (jučerašnja kombinacija)
sketches /skice

I'm feeling the Christmas spirit and I'm quite inspired by it at least for now. What about you?

Osjećam Božični duh i barem zasada me dosta nadahnjuje...a vas?

nedjelja, 14. prosinca 2014.

zucchini noodles( my recipe) / rezanci od tikvice (moj recept)








Playing with textures can be just as fun in kitchen as it is in fashion. I always like it when a dish is visually appealing so that is probably how I came up with this idea. I call it zucchini noodles because it kind of reminds me noodles and I eat it the same as I would eat noodles or spaghetti. Plus, chopping vegetables saves up cooking time and I get quite nervous if I'm hungry.To prepare this dish, you will need one potato, one zucchini, one egg and a bit of non fat cheese and tomato sauce (and about 20 minutes of your time). 

Peel both the potato and the zucchini with a potato peeler, season it, add just a bit of tomato juice (one big spoon not more because the zucchini should dominate the overall taste) and place in an over set on 200 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes, then take it out, add the egg and leave it in the over for additional five minutes give or so (you all know how ovens can be different).


This portion is for one person ( at least if that person is me) but if it is a side dish then it's good for two ( add more of the above mentioned ingredients if you want to invite company). I usually use ceramic or glass bakeware so as to avoid adding oil or fat, but you can add some if you like. Prepared as described above, this dish is really low in calories and takes only about 20 minutes to prepare--- if that is something you're looking for, give it a try.

I u kuhinji kao i u modi, volim se igrati teksturama, pa evo jedno jelo koje sam smislila, koje mi je vizualno zanimljivo jer me podsjeća na rezance (a tako ga i jedem kao rezance ili krumpir). Priprema: u keramičkoj posudi oguliti krumpir i tikvicu (najbolje) onom spravicom za guljenje krumpira, začinite i dodajte malo soka od rajčice (samo žlicu jer bi okusom trebala dominirati tikvica)  i stavite sve to u pečnicu zagrijanu na 200 stupnjeva desetak minuta, a zatim izvadite vani i dodajte jaje, pa ponovno stavite u pečnicu još pet minuta (više manje, znate već kako su pečnice različite).

Ova porcija je za jednu osobu (barem ako sam ja ta osoba), ali ako vam je prilog onda je dovoljno za dvoje ( za više osoba samo dodajte veću količinu svega navedenog). Ja obično koristim staklene ili keramičke posude za pečenje jer izbjegavam upotrebu ulja i masti, ali naravno da  možete dodati ulje ako želite. Pripremljeno na način naveden, ovo jelo ima malo kalorija i oduzeti će vam samo dvadesetak minuta vremena, pa ako tražite nešto slično probajte.

subota, 13. prosinca 2014.

oil painting (before and after) / ulje na platnu (prije i kasnije)







after
after
This oil painting of mine seems to have a life of its own. Is it finally finished? I haven't got a clue.

Ovo moje ulje na platnu ima neki svoj život. Je li konačno dovršena ova slika? Nemam pojma.